DID YOU KNOW?
A child dies every 5 seconds as a result of hunger.
One in eight people go to sleep hungry every day.
World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger.
Celebrated annually on the 16th of October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger, suffering & starvation.
It is Celebrated in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
In recent times due to Globalization we have changed and improved our eating routines and habits. Food availability is more convenient & not to mention fast. Combined with our sedentary lifestyle it has provoked obesity risks to increase and an over-all bad lifestyle is encouraged. But that’s not the real problem- the half of the starving population is!
In Pakistan nearly 36.9% of the total population faces starvation. Where as an estimated 36 million tonnes of food is wasted in Pakistan ever year. Where as 40% of all food produced here, is wasted.
The world stats are staggering.
Over 670 million adults and 120 million girls and boys (5-19 years) are obese, and over 40 million children under 5 are overweight, while over 820 million people suffer from hunger.
Unhealthy eating habits are linked with one fifth of deaths worldwide, which are also increasing national health budgets with a total cost of 2 trillion US dollars per year.
Obesity and other forms of malnutrition affect nearly one in three people. Luckily, however, affordable solutions do exist that can reduce all forms of malnutrition. The only pre-requisite is that they require greater global commitment and action.
We need to come together to make a difference.
Let’s promote a #ZeroHungerWorld!
FOR A #ZEROHUNGER WORLD.